Cobra's 1983 Personnel and Equipment


(just) Billy: the only known son of the diabolical Cobra Commander, Billy's life has proven to be an endless cavalcade of calamity. He rises above his awful family life, though, by doing his best to ensure no one else suffers as he has at the hands of Cobra! Availability:

(just) Billy (MSH Classic)

(just) Billy (4C System)

(just) Billy (Marvel Saga)

Destro: the latest in a long line of arms traders, James McCullen Destro XXIV has no problem selling his family's wares to the highest bidder. While personally honorable, he has no qualms about working with the likes of Cobra and other despotic villains. Availability:

Destro (MSH Classic)

Destro (4C System)

Destro (Marvel Saga)

Doctor Venom: this veritable mad scientist is primarily responsible for Cobra's early technological prowess. Devoid of scruples, Doctor Venom will happily build anything Cobra requires of him - as long as they keep funding his increasingly insane (yet effective) projects! Availability:

Doctor Venom (MSH Classic)

Doctor Venom (4C System)

Doctor Venom (Marvel Saga)

HISS Drivers: trained in the use of both High Speed Sentries and FANG helicopters, these villains are the cream of Cobra's terroristic crop. Much less expendable than their standard troops, HISS Drivers are highly skilled in all manner of vehicular combat. Availability:

HISS Drivers (MSH Classic)

HISS Drivers (4C System)

HISS Drivers (Marvel Saga)

Major Bludd: originally a Major in the Australian Special Air Service, the promise of riches lured Sebastian Bludd away from his patriotic duty and transformed him into a rather amoral mercenary - a path that ultimately led to his employment by Cobra! Availability:

Major Bludd (MSH Classic)

Major Bludd (4C System)

Major Bludd (Marvel Saga)

Scar-face: one of Cobra's elite officers, Scar-face has extensive espionage experience, which helped him to get far in Cobra's hierarchy. Through no fault of his own, however, he wound up getting on Cobra's bad side, and paid the price for his allegiance! Availability:

Scar-face (MSH Classic)

Scar-face (4C System)

Scar-face (Marvel Saga)

Viper Glider Pilots: Cobras with the proper inclination and ability are trained in the basic arts of aerial combat - and let loose with their very own Viper hang gliders! Though the aerial support is invariably welcome, these poor saps are relatively easy targets. Availability:

Viper Glider Pilots (MSH Classic)

Viper Glider Pilots (4C System)

Viper Glider Pilots (Marvel Saga)


the Brain-wave Scanner: Doctor Venom's single greatest invention, this device gives Cobra access to the very minds of others! Capable of probing or controlling minds, use of the Scanner is itself torture, as it inflicts undue agony while operational. Availability:

the Brain-wave Scanner (MSH Classic)

the Brain-wave Scanner (4C System)

the Brain-wave Scanner (Marvel Saga)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 1: the FANG is is one of Cobra's main air support vehicles. Heavily armed for an airborne vehicle its size, the FANG is highly maneuverable, and in the hands of a skilled pilot, it can also be incredibly deadly. Availability:

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 1 (MSH Classic)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 1 (4C System)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 1 (Marvel Saga)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 1: the HISS is Cobra's first mass-produced, tank-like vehicle. A treaded vehicle with a top-mounted, twinned 30mm gun turret, the HISS delivers a level of fire power that is second only to an actual tank cannon in practice. Availability:

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 1 (MSH Classic)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 1 (4C System)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 1 (Marvel Saga)

the MASS Device: built using technology stolen from Doctor Laszlo Vandermeer, the MASS Device is a game-changing implement which allows for globe-spanning teleportation effects - which Cobra naturally appropriated for its own, diabolical purposes! Availability:

MASS Device (MSH Classic)

MASS Device (4C System)

MASS Device (Marvel Saga)

the System: Neutralizer - Armored Kloaking Equipment: designed and built by Doctor Venom, these battlesuits make an ordinary infantryman as powerful as a tank. Additionally, Brainwave Scanner components in the armor allow a remote operator to seize control of its pilot. Availability:

the System: Neutralizer - Armored Kloaking Equipment (MSH Classic)

the System: Neutralizer - Armored Kloaking Equipment (4C System)

the System: Neutralizer - Armored Kloaking Equipment (Marvel Saga)

the Viper Glider: excellent for emergency insertions and stealthy operations, the Viper glider is one of the cheapest vehicles in Cobra's arsenal. Lightly armed and altogether lacking moving parts, it is nonetheless effective in the hands of a skilled operator. Availability:

the Viper Glider (MSH Classic)

the Viper Glider (4C System)

the Viper Glider (Marvel Saga)

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